What are the treatment goals for long QT syndrome (LQTS)?

Updated: Nov 29, 2017
  • Author: Ali A Sovari, MD, FACP, FACC; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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No treatment addresses the cause of long QT syndrome (LQTS). Antiadrenergic therapeutic measures (eg, use of beta-blockers, left cervicothoracic stellectomy) and device therapy (eg, use of pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators [ICD]s) aim to decrease the risk and lethality of cardiac events.


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